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ADHD symptoms and cognitive abilities in the midlife cohort of the PATH Through Life Study

Anstey, Kaarin; Das, Debjani; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Easteal, Simon

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Objective: ADHD is a lifelong condition, but it remains understudied in older adults. We examined the effects of ADHDrelated inattention and hyperactivity symptoms on cognitive abilities in middle-age adults. Method: ADHD symptoms and cognitive abilities were accessed in a population-based sample (N = 2,091). Multiple regression analyses evaluated the effect of dimensional and categorical measures of ADHD on performance in cognitive tests. Results: ADHD symptoms are negatively associated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-12-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11436
Source: Journal of attention disorders (2012)
DOI: 10.1177/1087054712460887

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